The Student Counselling and Wellness Service is still up and running and offering Online and Telephone Counselling to NCI students – to apply just email: Counselling@ncirl.ie and we will send you through the details and how to get registered with the Service.
Students can also access the Student Counselling and Wellness Moodle page, which has lots of hints, tips, advice, helplines, websites, blogs and apps which will no doubt be useful for students at this time.
NCI offers a number of support services to ensure students get any help they might need with their academic, personal or professional difficulties.
NCI provides a free counselling service for students who need support.
The Student Counselling and Wellness Service's aim is to support students and offer a supportive encouraging environment where students can talk about any struggles or difficulties they may be facing while they are in college.
Deciding to go to college is a big step and this may feel daunting, students face many new challenges, and sometimes college life can be stressful. These challenges may be academic, career, or even personal problems that can interfere with student's ability to take full advantage of the College experience. Counselling can be a helpful and supportive place to start.
Counselling can offer students some time and space to explore any issues that may be of concern such as:
- Stress or anxiety
- Academic difficulties
- Relationship difficulties
- Family issues
- Grief or bereavement
- Sexual/personal identity issues
- Physical assault/abuse
- Eating disorders
- Addiction or substance use
- Confidence or self-esteem
To book an appointment with the Student Counselling and Wellness Service, all you need to do is:
Once your message is received, a counsellor will contact you with an available appointment.
Counselling sessions last for 40- 50 minutes. Your counsellor will discuss the frequency and number of sessions with you depending on your needs (usually weekly/bi-weekly and anywhere from 1 to 6 sessions).
Text NCI to 50808
NCI students have access to the 50808 textline by texting NCI to 50808. This is anonymous, free and available 24/7. The service provides a safe space where you're listened to by a trained Crisis Volunteer
Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for important information regarding data protection and how to access the service from a mobile carrier who does not support short codes.
Meet the Student Counselling and Wellness Team
If you need to contact the Student Counselling and Wellness team, please find their contact details below: